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Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinct

Palleon, Archaius, Kinyongia, Nadzikambia--The Last Chameleons, Part 3

In the two previous articles in this series–devoted to the living chameleons of the world–we’ve looked at the full spread of chameleon diversity (Part 1, Part 2). There are the small, short-tailed leaf chameleons and pygmy chameleons, the little heartland-dwelling African dwarf chameleons, the sometimes giant Calumma chameleons, the ornate, sometimes horned Trioceros chameleons, and so on.

March 5, 2016 — Darren Naish

By the Horns of Trioceros, the Casque of Calumma, the Brood of Bradypodion--Chameleons, Part 2

Welcome to the second part of the ‘What’s with all these new chameleon names?’ series. In the previous article, we looked at the fact that the ‘two genera system’ widely in use prior to the 1990s started to fall apart during the 1980s; we also looked specifically at the chameleon genera Rhampholeon and Rieppeleon. This time round—surprise surprise—we look at... more chameleons

February 25, 2016 — Darren Naish

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